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Map of divided Germany.
Blue: West Germany
Red: East Germany
|Environment||Temperate seasonal climate|
|Affiliation||West Germany (Western portion) |
East Germany (Eastern portion)
|Game||Wargame: European Escalation|
|Conflicts||World War III|
As a consequence of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II Germany was split between the two global blocs in the East and West, a period known as the Division of Germany.
The Cold War polarized Germany between the Allies in the west and Soviets in the east. Germans had little voice in government until 1949 when two states emerged; the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) was a parliamentary democracy with a capitalistic system and free churches and labor unions. The other new state was the much smaller German Democratic Republic (East Germany), a Marxist-Leninist state with its Communist leadership selected by Joseph Stalin in order to make it a Soviet satellite state.
After the 1950s the "economic miracle" in West Germany gave it the most prosperous economy of Europe, while Chancellor Konrad Adenauer came to friendly terms with France and the United States, and entered NATO and what became the European Union. East Germany stagnated as its socialist economy was linked to the Soviet Union; the secret police (Stasi) tightly controlled daily life, and the Berlin Wall (1961) ended the steady flow of refugees to the west.
Germany may refer to:
- West Germany - The western portion of Germany and a NATO nation
- East Germany - The north-eastern portion of Germany and a Warsaw Pact nation
Wargame campaigns set exclusively in Germany are: